August 5, 2018 = Schenectady, NY to Bennington, VT
So far 3,400 miles ridden. 94,062 feet of elevation climbed.
129 miles from home.
Today 53 Miles, 5.5 hours, 2300 feet of elevation climb.
Here is a video and some photos from the trail. The trail follows the Mohawk River valley.
When I left the trail, I went through a small New York town where I crossed the Hudson River.
Once I was over the Hudson (which flows into NY City), it was more hills in Eastern NY and then Vermont.
At one point Google Maps put up a little banner and she said “Welcome to Vermont”. That was my only indication that I had crossed the state line. There was no “Welcome to Vermont” sign for me to selfie with (sorry).
This is the first flock of sheep I have seen on this trip. It was a good reminder that today is Sunday, and that next Sunday, I’ll be worshipping with my home church in New Hampshire. I praise the Lord for that.
Around 10 miles past this fun deli in Hoosick, NY, I passed into Vermont. No fanfare. Just Google’s “Welcome to Vermont” message.
Here is a covered bridge right around where I entered VT.
I spend the night in Bennington, Vermont this evening. Tomorrow I’ll ride to Brattleboro, and then Tuesday to Nashua, NH (home in other words). The trip is just about over.